Canada Council for the Arts
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International theater organizations and book publishers for the translation of Canadian dramatic or literary works for international publication or presentation. Applicants must be registered in the online portal at least 30 days prior to applying.
- Translation of Canadian-authored literary work into a foreign language and related promotional activities
- Translation and surtitling of Canadian-authored dramatic work into another language for foreign presentation
Amounts you can request:
Costs related to translation and surtitling, based on the standard translation rates in effect in your country
- Literature projects: Costs may be up to 50% of the translator’s fee.
- Theater projects: Applicants should propose the total anticipated costs for translation of scripts or surtitles.
In addition, for literary translations, promotional expenses for the translated book:
- Eligible promotional expenses are ads, posters and bookmarks, publicist fees, promotional items and special events to promote the translated title.
- Standard promotional costs such as catalogues, newsletter listings and web pages are not eligible.
GrantWatch ID#: 177981
Grants are up to $20,000 for each translation. You can receive grants for up to 2 translations per year (March 1 – February 28/29).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Arts Abroad Program Officer:
1-800-263-5588, ext. 4074
Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin St
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, ON Canada
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